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Elephants Giraffes Kazuri Beads Karen Blixen tour combines 4 great locations during your Nairobi city tour. This includes Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre (AFEW Langata), Kazuri Bead Factory, and the famous Karen Blixen Museum.
0930 Hours: The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel and a drive to the Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage follows. After visiting with the baby Elephants, you proceed to the Giraffe Centre to get an up-close interaction with the Rothschild giraffes which includes a kiss!
Kazuri beads factory follows next and then a lunch break at the Utamaduni Crafts. Later you visit the Karen Blixen museum before returning back to your hotel/ residence.
Elephants Giraffes Kazuri Beads Karen Blixen Tour Highlights
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is situated on the outskirts of Nairobi (approximately 45 minutes drive). David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is located within the Nairobi National Park and the sanctuary cares for orphaned baby Elephants, tame black and white rhino calves, and adults.
At 1100 Hours, the baby animals are brought from the National Park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour you can get close to them and sometimes touch them. You may not feed the animals but will get a chance to view the handlers feeding them.
The private session strictly between 1500 Hours to 1600 Hours each day allows you to see the animals in private and you will be able to interact with them. This requires advance booking through African Spice Safaris.
Giraffe Centre (AFEW Langata)
Have you ever been kissed with an 18-inch tongue? Nairobi Giraffe Centre tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them.
The centre has rescued, hand-reared, and released around 500 orphaned giraffes back into the wild since opening in 1979.
There is also an education centre with lots of information about the Rothschild giraffe’s breeding and conservation of the rarest of Kenya’s three giraffe species.
Kazuri Bead Factory and Workshop
The next stop is the Kazuri bead centre – a self-help women’s project where handmade ceramics and jewelry are produced. A visit to the workshop and craft centre will take around one hour and here you will see the various processes.
A knowledgeable guide will show you around where you will see the whole process from the molding of raw clay through to the glazing, decorating, and threading of beads as finished products. The salesroom is attractively laid out and a beautiful place to visit.
Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili and this describes each and every beautifully hand-made ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women who work at the Kazuri workshop. The beads are kiln fired once, glazed, and then fired again before being strung.
Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi on Karen road. Its history dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark.
At the foot of Ngong Hills, Karen Blixen established herself as a farmer. After her departure in 1931, the suburbs retained the commemorative home of Karen.
The house was used during the filming of the famous movie that immortalized Karen Blixen’s book by the same name (‘Out of Africa’). The Museum has beautifully landscaped gardens and an all-encompassing Ngong Hills view. Time takes approximately 1 Hour at most.
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Karen Blixen, Giraffe Centre & Kazuri Beads Tour Price Includes:
Price per person + All entry fees, service charges, and taxes + Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel + Visit Daphne Sheldrick, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Bead Center, and the Giraffe Centre & Professional English-speaking guides. All are experts in African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages
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* Don’t forget: sunhat, sunscreen, drinking water, snack, camera and binoculars, money for souvenirs and gifts
Karen Blixen, Giraffe Centre & Kazuri Beads Tour Price Does Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Drinks and Lunch
* Minimum of one person required
* International airfares and airport taxes
* Visas, meals, and sightseeing not included in the package
* Travelers insurance; laundry & communication charges
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport), optional activities